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Titicaca and out

Titicaca and out

Titicaca… the highest lake in the world. More accurately the highest navigable lake, although we don’t know exactly what the difference is. It sits at 3,700m on the altiplano and straddles the Bolivia/Peru border. Bolivia has more than a fair share of natural beauty...
…And we’re back

…And we’re back

After a bit of behind the scenes witchcraft and tinkering, we present: Flightless Kiwis—the shiny new site. Sure, we might be a year behind in the blog, but we also have a year of photos, videos and funny stories to share. We’re stopped in Bolivia for a few...
Amazon and Mud

Amazon and Mud

Amazon… the well-known patch of rainforest rather than a profitable on-line retailer. We’re in the Bolivian bit of it known as the Madidi; the most southerly extent of the vast Amazon Basin. It’s hot, humid and of course, jungly (see route map). There’s a lot of...
8th Wedding – La Paz, Bolivia

8th Wedding – La Paz, Bolivia

Sergio & Daniela [[This second wedding we shot in Bolivia was right the next weekend after the beautiful wedding of Omar and Ana. We got contacted by Grace, and was she a joy to work with :) She wrote us on her own, explained everything and met us prior to the...
La Paz

La Paz

Approaching La Paz we have a mixed impression. The city sits in a spectacularly steep sided valley surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains. Nice. But we also see a blanket of ‘clag’ hanging over its skyline. Not nice. Emission standards still have some way to go...
Surviving Death Road // Bolivia

Surviving Death Road // Bolivia

Our time in Bolivia was coming to an end, but there was one more thing we wanted to do before leaving – drive Camino de la Muerte, or Death Road. It’s not officially known as Death Road, its actual name being the North Yungas Road, but it does have a sad history...
A Month in Cochabamba // Bolivia

A Month in Cochabamba // Bolivia

Beyond Eduardo National Park, and the Salar de Uyuni, our plans for Bolivia remained uncertain. We don’t have a bucket list for our travels, or even a specific route beyond knowing the countries we’ll visit. Waking up every morning and knowing we can do...
Altiplano and  whiteness

Altiplano and whiteness

We’re high. Very high. We’ve been plodding around the Bolivian altiplano, often at well over 4,000 m (13,000ft). After the central cities of Sucre and Potosí we’ve moseyed-on down to the remote south-west corner of Bolivia: volcanos, lakes and the world’s largest...
Torres del Paine II

Torres del Paine II

[[After an amazing hike to Tres Torres we decided to take it slow and visit less touristy places. On our way to Laguna Azul we saw a lot of guanacos (type of camelid). They are shy and together with vicuñas they have not been domesticated. Domesticated friends are...
Fuel and Food Poisoning // Bolivia

Fuel and Food Poisoning // Bolivia

  To most, Uyuni is little more than a jumping off point to visit the area’s local attractions. A small town stretching only a few km’s in each direction from its centre, it offers a bustling market place, a few backpacker-focused restaurants with the...
7th wedding – La Paz, Bolivia

7th wedding – La Paz, Bolivia

[[Welcome in Bolivia! :) After several weeks we spent in the country’s capital Sucre (less known fact btw, most people think that the capital is La Paz), we moved to the country’s beating heart and the largest city in Bolivia – La Paz. There will be...
Back to Bolivia

Back to Bolivia

Chiquitania is a land far from Bolivia’s stereotypical image of Andean high peaks, llamas and chunky chaps in brimmed hats and colourful ponchos. Here is Bolivia’s eastern flat, humid wetland punctuated by some scenic red-rock monoliths and some interesting...